Lin Yang steers her career across policy, business and media between US and China. Lin is the Founder and President of Innovation Ideas Institute, an innovation themed think tank, and lectures at Harvard HTUP program. She has also served as a senior advisor for corporations on innovation and a partner for the venture capital investment. She is a special contributor to major US and Chinese media outlets, and is regarded as a credible China subject matter person in the international community. Lin is elected as a "Young Global Leader" and a "New Champion" by the World Economic Forum.
Lin's recent career in US focuses on innovation and globalization. She fosters thought leadership on cross discipline innovation among the business and policy community, studies how international innovation eco-system and cross border investment facilitates and fosters innovation for maximized impact. While she was a Senior Research Associate at Harvard University, she founded the first "China public policy innovation case program" which included first hand interviews and balanced research with various levels of policy makers to bring insights to the international world of academia, government, and business on how China public policies are made in the rapidly changing environment. She also participated in the editorial work of the "White Paper on Chinese Enterprises in US".
Lin also served as the assistant director for US-China relations at the Asia Society in New York City, and held advisory positions at the interface of business and government for various organizations.
Previously Lin was a TV Anchor for International News with China Central Television in Beijing where she has anchored numerous unprecedented live breaking News events that made China's broadcasting history. She also contributed to Forbes, CNN, CCTV, CGTN etc in recent years and interviewed numerous world leaders.
Lin holds a Master's degree of Public Administration from Harvard University, and frequently speaks at public events and public media about innovation and China.
Besides policy and business, Lin enjoys music, art, and is passionate about the design and sustainability of fashion.